Keeneland Closes Out Record Spring

Keeneland concluded its 2023 Spring Meet on Friday following 15 days of racing that generated record all-sources wagering of $224 million, the track said in a release late Friday.

All-sources wagering (not including whole-card simulcasting at Keeneland) for the Spring Meet totaled $224,348,745, surpassing the previous record of $219,284,979 set during last year’s 15-day Spring Meet.

The Spring Meet marks the fifth consecutive season of record wagering at Keeneland, which was boosted by an all-time record Pick 6 handle of $4,788,759 Apr. 21. On-track wagering for the Spring Meet totaled $15,844,092 versus last year’s $16,190,832.

“A huge thanks to our fans, the community and our horsemen who turned out in full force this spring to support Keeneland racing,” Keeneland President and CEO Shannon Arvin said.

Spring Meet Leaders
Wesley Ward notched 12 wins to earn his sixth consecutive Spring Meet training title and ninth total. Boosted by two multiple-win race days, Tyler Gaffalione recorded 21 victories to secure his second consecutive Spring Meet riding title and fifth overall. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Godolphin celebrated its third leading owner title at Keeneland with six meet wins.

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